Graduate scheme

County Dublin


Who We Are

2K Games Dublin is a hub passionate about performance marketing, commercial strategy, data engineering and data science/analytics and is part of the 2K Games group of companies.

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios.

Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

Our Programme

Our graduate programme begins in July 2022 and runs for 21-months.

We’re serious about our graduate programme. Our graduates bring fresh perspectives and new ways of looking at problems. Your ideas should, and do, lead to company-wide changes in how we operate.
We want you to do your best work at 2K, to challenge yourself, to learn and grow. We invest in you; you will learn directly from our senior management; they’ll spend a lot of time sharing their skills and experience with you.

Who We Recruit

Want to work in a global gaming company, want to learn and develop your career in a company that recognises your input and development?

Regardless of what subject area you’re coming from, if you’re smart, curious, and hardworking we want you in our graduate programme! We look for graduates from all backgrounds to work in all areas of our business. The 2K team has come from a range of backgrounds including science, economics, IT, marketing, engineering, philosophy, psychology, and business.

Compensation and opportunities

The starting salary for the graduate programme is €35,000 , with salary reviews every six months. If you start the grad programme today, you could be making €70,000 in three years.

As well as salary, we offer private medical insurance, dental insurance, pension scheme, income protection, monthly fitness allowance, work phone, wellness schemes, an office gym, and other benefits. Our office looks out on Ivy Gardens, in the heart of Dublin.

After the graduate programme there are many opportunities within the organisation for future roles. Our graduates go on to do outstanding things for 2K. Past graduates are working on exciting things such as high-level semantic analysis and machine learning or managing €3 million a month in ad spend.

Our Process

A lot of companies have ‘fun’ and ‘quirky’ processes for deciding who gets onto their graduate programme. We keep our recruitment process short and straightforward, assessing for the things that we know are essential to success in our company.
We hire graduates who have an aptitude for analytical thinking, 80% of our hiring decision is based on a test that looks at three crucial qualities:

  1. Quantitative skills
  2. Qualitative skills
  3. The ability to learn new things

If you have these aptitudes, you’ll thrive with us. So, we encourage you to apply for our graduate programme!

Our Rotation System

The graduate programme operates on a set of 7 rotations. One of these rotations will be based in one of our international 2K offices. The rotations are similar for all employees albeit they happen in different orders depending on business priorities:

Core Skills: This is the first rotation. Everyone is given a core set of skills, and training, required to operate. This will include a lot of Excel training, explainers on how each of the ad platforms operate and day-to-day management of how to effectively operate in a work environment.

Marketing Operations: This is the core rotation which you will likely do 2 - 3 times. However, at each stage you will be operating at a higher level. So, by the time month 13 comes along there will be new graduates underneath you. The primary purpose of this rotation is advertising on major digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, DoubleClick, Google Ads, etc.

Technology: To develop technical skills, you will perform a rotation within the Marketing Technology function. Here you will learn how the internet functions, how e-Commerce operates technically, and how technology can be set-up to enable marketing optimisation.

Other areas of business: This is where you will be exposed to different departments within the broader business. This can include teams such as the Analytics team and the Commercial team. The goal of this rotation is to round-out your learning so that you have a broader understanding of the entire business.

Your Personal Development:

While we are working through the rotation system, simultaneously, we will be expecting and training for a shift in approach & responsibility.

Months 1-3: On the job training with management:
You’ll be given realistic tasks and challenges to complete.
You’ll be handling €100,000 to €250,000 per month in advertising budget.
We’ll be watching your work closely, leading you step-by step.

Months 4-6: You could be running your own performance marketing campaigns:
You’ll be handling €100,000 to €250,000 per month in advertising budget.
We’ll be watching your work closely, leading you step-by step.

Months 6-21: This is when things get exciting:
You’ll start to win arguments and influence our thinking on strategy.
We’ll start to change how we work based on your suggestions.

After 21 months, you can specialise and can go into specific roles within the business. You might keep working on digital marketing, or you could move into marketing technology or one of our more analytical teams.

Your training Outcomes

You’ll be trained in everything from sophisticated Excel and reporting to every aspect of digital marketing, e-commerce and our outstanding approach to work and project management. Our approach to digital marketing touches on every aspect of business, from pricing strategy to data analysis and sales, you’ll be prepared to seek, and succeed in, any e-commerce role.

Our goal is to equip every grad with three fundamental skill sets: analytical, technical, and commercial. Very few people possess all three, and they are all crucial to success in performance marketing. We want to work with smart people who have the potential to develop these skills.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Highly numerate and strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to quickly digest large amounts of data, perform analysis and identify trends to make business decisions based on data. Excel expertise is a bonus.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-Starter and quick learner. Confidence and ability to seek new initiatives with little mentorship.
  • Minimum 2.1 Graduate degree, in addition to, a demonstrated ability to perform numerical analysis for example a minimum C1 in Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics.
  • Technically not a "skill", but you are comfortable with working hours 10am-6:30pm enabling greater connection with our US HQ.

How To Apply:

We are now recruiting for the grad intake for July 2022. Applications will be processed as they are received.

Apply with CV and full information regarding academic grades using the link below!

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